Hotel Review: Jumeirah Frankfurt


The Jumeirah hotel group is behind some of  the Middle East’s most luxurious hotels, including the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. The hotel group is currently in the throes of a tremendous growth spurt, with a whooping 7 hotels either already opened or scheduled to be opened in 2011. Luxury Travel Beat decided to pay a visit to the group’s most recent opening, the Jumeirah Frankfurt hotel.

Jumeirah Frankfurt – Deluxe Room

The Arrival: Getting to the Jumeirah Frankfurt hotel from Frankfurt International Airport is a relatively painless affair for those who like us decide to utilize the good transportation network Germany is famous for. The hotel is centrally located in the heart of the city, 200 metres from the nearest underground station and only a 20 min train ride from Frankfurt International Airport. Check-in is quick and efficient, and we are escorted to room 1208 on the 12th floor.

The Rooms:  There are 218 rooms spread over 25 floors, distributed on a sliding scale from presidential suites to deluxe rooms. Jumeirah hotel rooms are renown for their sizes; the Jumeirah Frankfurt is no exception, with it’s smallest room offering coming in at 35 square metres. The spacious, airy guestrooms and suites are designed in such as way as to maximise the city vistas. The guestrooms display a warm and discreetly colourful palette of walnut, honey and nutmeg, with an empasis on natural materials such as polished wooden floors, silk carpets, and original artwork from German artist Hartwig Ebersbach. Bathrooms are spacious and offer a bathtub and a stand-alone rain
shower. All rooms and suites are equipped with the latest technical facilities, a media hub with a selection of wall plugs, a Nespresso machine, BOSE sound surround system and a 42 inch LCD TV. The rooms features a hybrid tempering system which uses body heat detectors and motion sensors to regulate all in-room energy consumption efficiently and sustainably.

Hotel Amenities: Max on One is the main food and beverage hub of the three Jumeirah Frankfurt boasts, the other two being the cafe Le Petit Palais and the Ember Lounge and Bar. Max on One specializes in modern German fare with an Austrian twist. Its open kitchen area gives guests the opportunity to watch their dinner being made if they choose to sit on the right side of the restaurant. We watched as our apple-wine risotto was prepared, noticing how remarkably little the scene resembled the chaotic scenes we regularly see on a myriad of cookery shows. Breakfast is a very continental Europe affair, with lots of cuts of ham, salmon and cheese, fresh fruit, fruit juices and smoothies, cereals, pastry, freshly-baked bread and the hotel’s own honey harvested from their rooftop beehive.

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Talise is the Jumeirah Frankfurt’s spa, offering holistic rejuvenation and relaxation amidst completely tranquil settings. It boasts two saunas, dedicated relaxation areas and seven treatment rooms where guests can enjoy an extensive range of tailor-made experiences.

Luxury Travel Blurb: The Jumeirah Frankfurt has a very corporate feel to it, which sometimes tends to strip it of that cosy, home away from home feel we experienced in it’s sister hotel, the Burj Al Arab. Its location in close vicinity to the business district, the opera, the shopping street, the Messe Frankfurt exhibition centre and Goethestrasse, where Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born, makes it the perfect hotel for a weekend break. Frankfurt’s MyZeil shopping centre is actually accessible from the hotel’s La Petit Palais cafe, meaning you don’t even have to put your jacket on to go shopping if the weather is less than favourable. The high-tech gadgets the hotel is equipped with can be a bit of a hit and miss at times. For example, the destination control system which allows guests to select their desired floor on a touch-pad before entering an elevator electronically assigned them sometimes needs to be asked to send the elevator down twice.We also found that the hybrid tempering system which uses body heat detectors and motion sensors to regulate all in-room overestimated how cold we were, and kept the room at a warmer temperature than we would like. It was also not possible to reduce the room temperature to less than 18 degrees celsius, making for some balmy nights. The hotel does not have its own fitness centre but gives guests the option to work out and swim at the Platinum Fitness First gym in the adjacent MyZeil shopping center. Guests access the gym via a door on the 6th floor of the hotel. Take a class that requires a lot of interaction with the locals (Boxcamp for one) for a truly authentic experience.

The lowdown: Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel, http://www.jumeirah.com/frankfurt , Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 2, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel: +49 69 297 2370. Room rates from €240 a night.

Luxury Travel Beat travelled to Frankfurt courtery of Lufthansa, Germany’s national carrier, which flies to and from over 200 destinations in 80 countries. Find out more about where they fly on http://www.lufthansa.com.

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